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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
. six days after the shootings atlanta month, congressman dingell's wife, debbie dingell published a very personal op-ed in the "washington post." "when i was about to start eighth grade, my father almost shot my mother. it was another of their many ugly fights. i got between them literally and tried to grab the gun. i never forget that night. my calling for help, but the police not coming. my parents were important people in town. my mother running out of the house. i locked my brothers and sisters in a bedroom and push a bed against the door. my father broke in, took the door off the hinges and pulled the phone from the wall. he took the knobs off all the doors so no one could get out and no one could get in. we survived that occasion physically. emotionally, i'm not sure. she goes on to say i don't have all the answers, but i know two things. decades later i still feel the fear of that night when i was 12 years old. and while ordinary americans do not need access to assault weapons, i also know that banning all guns won't fix the problem. we need a new dialogue that does not pit p
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